This Week in Tamil Cinema: October 27, 2014

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Actor Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone at Happy New Year Promo with Palam SilksBefore we get to the more serious side of things, we’d like to direct your attention to this photo of  Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, in all their collective dimpled glory. Because we can.

Actor Vijay and Actress Samantha in Kaththi Movie StillsAnd then,  Deepavali happened and we managed to watch two movies (Poojai and Kaththi) and write reviews about them; despite having to do equally important things like bursting crackers and eating a lot of murukku. One of these reviews almost didn’t happen, because someone managed to hold a kaththi to Kaththi.

Several hush hush meetings, supportive tweets and a lot of fuss later, Kaththi finally hit screens. And we heaved a sigh of relief. Because, we really liked Selfie Pulla and couldn’t wait to watch it on-screen. But this got us thinking and we made a list of films that were ‘politically troubled’ in Tamil Nadu.

Actress Sriya Reddy Photos from her Exclusive Photoshoot with SiWe got to speak to the awesomely forthright Sriya Reddy; she of the never-say-die attitude and inimitable style. We also caught up with Director Hari just ahead of Poojai’s release, and he told us about his dreams of becoming a police officer, and also about his ‘aruvaa‘ sentiment.

The Tamil cinema industry also mourned the passing of two legends this week: Latchiya Nadigar SS Rajendran and famous cinematographer Ashok Kumar passed away within days of each other, but left behind legacies that will always be cherished and celebrated.